UMaine’s Labreck wins heptathlon at ECAC championships

Posted May 11, 2013, at 8:56 p.m.

Jesse Labreck of the University of Maine won the heptathlon after the second day of competition at the ECAC track and field championships Saturday at Princeton, N.J.

Labreck won the heptathlon with a UMaine school-record score of 5,551. She started the day with a win in the long jump, leaping 6.02 meters before placing 14th in the javelin with a throw of 82.01. Labreck closed out the heptathlon win with a first-place showing in the 800-meter run, finishing with a time of 2:20.12.

Labreck entered the ECAC meet attempting to earn one of 24 berths to the NCAA championships. Once other conference championships and events are completed over the weekend, she will learn whether she qualified.

UMaine’s Robyn McFetters placed fifth overall in the women’s hammer throw as she broke her own school record with a toss of 187-09.

In the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Championships, University of Southern Maine senior Orion Winkler tied for third place in the pole vault to highlight the Huskies’ efforts at North Easton, Mass.

Winkler tied with three other competitors by clearing 4.70 meters (15-5) to earn All-New England honors for the second time in his career. Winkler previously earned All-New England accolades in 2010 when he won the event.

In the women’s meet, USM sophomore Peyton Dostie and senior Jennifer Durham earned All-New England honors.

Dostie earned her All-New England citation by placing sixth in the 400-meter hurdles. Durham was the highest placing USM competitor taking fourth place in the discus to be All-New England. In addition to her All-New England performance, Dostie also set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles, and was part of the school record performance in the 1600 relay.

In Friday’s trials, Dostie broke her school record in the 100-meter hurdles posting the ninth quickest time at 14.82 seconds. She came back later to run the 400-meter hurdles trials in 1:03.64 to advance to Saturday’s final where she ran a season best 1:02.62 to finish sixth.

Durham posted a throw of 40.77 meters (133-9) in the discus to finish fourth. Durham also competed in the shot put coming in 17th with her mark of 11.92 meters (39-1.25).

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